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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
505-841-2800
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Ranked #15 of 86 Attractions in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.

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South Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
17 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited the Museum of Natural History over Christmas vacation. Very nice museum. Very easy to walk around. Kids and adults would enjoy this museum. Explanations are in both English and Spanish. Art museum is within easy walking distance also. If you have time to kill in Albuquerque, makes for an relaxing visit.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The presenter was not the most interesting and made several mistakes--which he corrected but did not add to the experience. Overall not really worth the time or money.

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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Perfect family time great history of new mexico throughout time some thing your kid will remember also easy on your wallet

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is one of the favorites for us as a family. I always learn something new and it is great for my daughter, niece and any out of town family that come. Several times while we have been there local scientist have been doing things and have taken the time to chat and engage with kids on the things they... More 

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Albuquerque, NM, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There's so much to see and read and do. I love the animated dinosaurs just as you walk in. Being a geology nut I love the east wall cut-away layers and descriptions. If you are into computers the computer history exhibit is worth an hour or two in itself. Earth history/geology, astronomy and the universe, the world-wide real-time earthquake exhibit... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Lovely, lovely museum. Have been going to this museum for over 30 years, and each visit is a treat with something new around the corner. The evelator is not as fun as it used to be, as apparently the motion of the unit frightened someone so they had to modify the program, but all in all a fun time. Many... More 

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Kitchener Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Situated within an easy walk from the Old Town, this beautiful Museum is highly recommended. The pleasant experience starts the moment you walk through the entrance. The staff on the front desk are totally helpful and eager to please. After admission, a volunteer described to us how the building is organized and pointed out the Astronomy area, the theatre and... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited with 4 colleagues and the exhibits are dusty dirty and outdated. Save you $8 and go to explora... we were so disappointed we were almost tempted to ask for a refund

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NY, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The dinosaurs were by far the best part of the museum. You could tell there was a lot of time and pride placed in making the museum entertaining and educational.

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Clemson
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A nice mid-size museum. It takes minimally an hour and a half to walk through, more if you have children. Do also take the time to walk the trail along the outside of the building as it gives a glimpse of the geology and plant life of the different regions of New Mexico. A caution though, this museum like most... More 

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